Perspectives from the OpenGeoHub 2020 Summer School

The key to achieving scientific advancements in health, development, and environmental issues really comes down to the idea that “good questions are taken as good questions no matter where they come from,” Edzer Pebesma of the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Münster, suggested as leading developers from the open geospatial software community gathered from August 16–22, 2020 at the Wageningen International Conference Centre, Netherlands, for the 16th OpenGeoHub Summer School.

As lecturers dove deep into the worlds of R (#rspatial) and Python, machine learning, remote sensing, data science, and applied geographic information systems, the conversation moved beyond mere…

On the critical role of remote sensing, legacy field observations, Data Science and reproducible research for monitoring environment

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Co-authored by: Tom N. Collins, Ichsani Wheeler and Robert A. MacMillan

Since 2004, OpenStreetMap has been the main platform for building an Open Map of the world. More recently, the concept of building geo-information through distributed…

Originally published at on May 25, 2019.


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